Broome Plans Port Expansion - Cruise Industry News

Broome Port Rendering

A floating wharf will be built at the Port of Broome creating opportunities to grow the ports cruise business in Western Australia.

Earlier this week, the State Government approved the construction by Kimberley Marine Support Base Pty Ltd.

The floating wharf will make it easier for small and large cruise ships to use the port because it resolves access issues created by Broomes high tidal range and limited berthing structure, according to a press release.

Coupled with the recent completion of the Port of Broome channel optimization project, the floating wharf will mean cruise ships will be able to dock in Broome any time of the day year-round.

A dredging program was completed in early this month to remove a rock mass that was a navigational hazard and also made access difficult, forcing ships to berth at irregular hours.

Brodie Carr, Tourism WAs Managing Director, said Tourism WA was optimistic about future growth....

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